There is no longer a minimum level of skill needed to gather, mine, etc. from any node in the game. However, if you are significantly below 240 skill in gathering, mining, etc. you may experience a number of "You failed to [gather, forest, etc.] anything from ..."
This quest seems to cause some conflict with the quest Desserts from the Desert, as both are based on harvesting tier 6 nodes and both are based on your crafting level. Having both open; the game will give updates first for Desserts from the Desert.